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QB Christian Ponder - Minnesota Vikings

6-2, 229Born: 2-25-1988College: Florida StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 12

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Week 8: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
4 vs ATL 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5 at GB 22 44 222 0 2 3 15 1 0
8 at TB PROJ-Tremblay 0 0 * * * 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs GB (22 / 44 / 222 / 0 / 2 pass, 3 / 15 / 1 rush)

To paraphrase former Vikings coach Dennis Green "Ponder is who we thought he was"--in this case an erratic, mediocre quarterback with accuracy issues and a lack of pocket presence. The first one appeared to be deflected by Luther Robinson, a recently promoted player from the practice squad. It was then caught by Julius Peppers, who returned it for a touchdown. It's hard to say for sure if the ball would have reached its intended target as Peppers was right in the way anyway. The second throw was all Ponder as he tossed the ball at running back Jerrick McKinnon, who was running what appeared to be a shallow post. He was well defended by linebacker Jamari Lattimore, who undercut the route and the ball was thrown behind McKinnon by Ponder as well. It looked as if Ponder threw it to Lattimore. On Ponder's defense, this was not a good showing by the Minnesota offensive line and he was under pressure or hit often during the game. He's always been a bit skittish and this just exacerbated things. Overall Ponder looked slow to make decisions, prone to making bad ones and altogether uncomfortable in the pocket both when there was pressure and when there wasn't. Teddy Bridgewater can't get healthy soon enough for the Vikings.

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Schedule

8@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9vs Washington Redskins
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Chicago Bears
12vs Green Bay Packers
13vs Carolina Panthers
14vs New York Jets
15@ Detroit Lions
16@ Miami Dolphins
17vs Chicago Bears